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Dec 18, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services today issued a proposed rule that would rescind the standard unique health plan identifier (HPID) and other entity identifier (OEID), as recommended by the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics.
Dec 18, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended to Jan. 4 the deadline for hospitals and their vendors to voluntarily submit data for the hybrid hospital-wide readmissions measure to the inpatient quality reporting program.
Dec 18, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Friday approved a Section 1115 waiver extending a New Mexico Medicaid demonstration for five years, and authorizing the state to receive federal funding to treat enrollees with opioid and other substance use disorders who are short-term residents in Institutions for Mental Disease.
Dec 18, 2018
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams today issued an advisory urging action to address an “epidemic” of electronic cigarette use by youth.
Dec 17, 2018 by Nancy Agee
We look ahead with optimism as we advance the goals of improving health care quality, equity, access and affordability for all Americans.  
Dec 17, 2018
The Federal Trade Commission’s approach to reviewing hospital mergers “is overbroad, does not properly credit the many pro-consumer benefits of hospital transactions, and ignores key realities of the marketplace,” according to an analysis submitted to the agency Friday for a series of FTC hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.
Dec 17, 2018
The AHA today voiced support for a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposal to require drug pricing transparency in direct-to-consumer television advertisements and encouraged the agency to “rein in skyrocketing drug prices” for patients and the providers who serve them.
Dec 17, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released additional guidance on the physician fee schedule final rule for calendar year 2019.
Dec 17, 2018
The AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity today named Duane Elliott Reynolds as its new president and CEO.
Dec 17, 2018
A federal judge in Texas last night ruled that the entire Affordable Care is unconstitutional because Congress repealed the tax penalty enforcing the law's individual mandate.